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Domino is
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work that "pushes
us to reexamine our
relationship to images
and their consumption,
not only ethically
but metaphysically"
-Collin Brinkman

De Palma on Domino
"It was not recut.
I was not involved
in the ADR, the
musical recording
sessions, the final
mix or the color
timing of the
final print."

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in Snakes

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"a horror movie
based on real things
that have happened
in the news"

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Washington Post
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Friday, April 29, 2016
Here are some of the other translated interview quotes from Brian De Palma, from his visit to the Beaune International Thriller Film Festival earlier this month.

From an article by Alain Grasset at Le Parisien:
Why do you like France so much?

BRIAN DE PALMA: In my youth, several French directors I was interested in: Jean-Pierre Melville, Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Georges Lautner, whom I loved "Tontons gunslingers." I have always enjoyed the French culture, cuisine, good wines and the art of living. One day while I was in Paris, a friend (note: the singer Elli Medeiros) told me that there was a crime fiction festival in Cognac. We went. I felt good at home. I decided to settle in Paris in the early 2000s, when I shot "Femme Fatale". When Bruno Barde, the organizer of the Festival de Beaune, asked me to come here to honor my career, I did not hesitate long.

What do you think of the American cinema today, especially the proliferation of blockbusters?
For a guy like me who belongs to the generation of Martin Scorsese, Francis Coppola, Sydney Pollack, Woody Allen, etc., I do not recognize myself at all in the studio system. Hollywood, which lines up sequels, remakes, superheroes from comic books, I could not care less. "Batman," "Superman," "Iron Man," all these blockbusters, it's just money! I regret that Hollywood lacks both imagination and true creators, as in 1960 and 1970. It is also in Europe, Asia, South America, where things are now being creative. But I eat dinner often with young talented American directors - Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach, Jake Paltrow - I hope they will make things happen.

You, the Democrat, how do you react to the candidacy of Donald Trump for the White House?
It's terrible! Here is a man who, for me, best crystallizes the curse of reality television. Donald Trump knows how to manipulate the media to his advantage and the impact of images. Better than any politician, he knows the rules, knows how to feed the news channels, starting with Fox News. Worse, he succeeded in getting them to talk about him every day. For me, who was 23 when JFK was assassinated in Dallas, Trump is a man very disturbing.

In your film "Redacted", filmed in 2007 on the war in Iraq, you had mentioned terrorism. The world is facing this problem today ...
Alas, nothing surprises me! The French know better than anyone. When it occupies Arab countries, what happens? Explosions in the West, in our streets. What to do ? Stop trying to control these regions as they’ve been trying to do for decades. When people are willing to blow themselves up to kill others, there is no defense.

Posted by Geoff at 12:06 AM CDT
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Friday, April 29, 2016 - 1:27 AM CDT

Name: "faster then a speeding bullet"

There's far more creativity in Christopher's Nolan superior Dark Knight trilogy and Snyder's masterwork in Watchmen then the last six underwhelming and misearable films from De Palma. The last good film this director had made was the super-charged Mission:Impossible film.

De Palma has to lift his game to the type of filmmaker he was in the 70's and 80's to what he has become now. Redacted is an absolute horrible film once compared to the brillance of Casualties Of War.

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 4:46 PM CDT

Name: "Geoff"
Home Page: https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma

De Palma greatly enjoys Christopher Nolan's work, and had originally written an homage to INCEPTION as the opening scene in PASSION. He would rather see Nolan make one of his non-superhero movies every time out. De Palma's past six films are up and down, but FEMME FATALE is a masterpiece, and all of them are full of creativity and far from miserable.

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 2:19 AM CDT

Name: "harry georgatos"

FEMME FATALE was the last masterpiece De Palma has written and directed. BLACK DAHLIA has vintage set-pieces in particular Aaron Eckharts assassination sequence which is as equal to what De Palma has visualized in all his other films. Still would love to see the 3 hour cut to this film. SNAKE EYES was undone by that weak ending that was put in due to poor test screening surveys to the original act of God set-piece which would have send audience out on a high note! Test screening surveys have ruined so many films that they should be discarded. Even De Palma has admitted the ending doesn't work. MISSION TO MARS is half a masterpiece. REDACTED is not as piercing in it's commentary as Hi, MOM! and GREETINGS. It seemed like De Palma was redacting his own material. PASSION is visually rewarding but the plot is standard tv fodder.

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